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Cerodirphia avenata (Saturniidae) Monteverde Biological Station, Costa Rica. Jun 26, 2011. Cerodirphia avenata,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Moth Week 2018,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cerodirphia avenata (Saturniidae)

Monteverde Biological Station, Costa Rica. Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. That's stunning! Now common name? It certainly is worthy of one. Posted 3 years ago
    1. None that I could find! But Costa Rica has so many moths and butterflies (10% of the world's known species!), and so many of them are gorgeous, I guess the taxonomists are just ahead of the people who attribute common names. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I'd enjoy that as a job...making up common names. Can't go wrong really, if I look at some unexplainable common names. Posted 3 years ago
        1. Haha absolutely true! Posted 3 years ago
          1. I'd name this one the "black-striped moth", completely ignoring the main features of the species, as it tradition:)

            Off to bed now.
            Posted 3 years ago
  2. Wow.. stunning species. Posted one year ago

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''Cerodirphia avenata'' is a moth of the family Saturniidae. It is found in Central America.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Aug 7, 2016. Captured Jun 26, 2011 04:03 in Unnamed Road, Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica.
  • DMC-TZ10
  • f/3.3
  • 10/300s
  • ISO100
  • 4.1mm